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Re: Problem with X and the mouse, Sony VAIO PCG-8A6M, GRX316G

Mariano Kamp <mkamp@gmx.de> [2002-09-02 21:37:16 +0200]:
>   when using the internal mouse on the am machine it sometimes works,
> but most of the time it just moves a bit and when I am at the end of the
> touchpad lift my finger and lower it at the begin of the touchpad the
> cursor returns to the lower left corner?!

Whenever anyone mentions mice and X11 the topic of "is gpm configured"
or not always comes up too.  Search the archive for gpm related
postings.  I don't know if this is your problem but it seems likely.

In a nutshell if you use gpm to get a mouse in the console then you
need the following in /etc/gpm.conf.  Or at least this is mine which
works fine for my touch screen.  A wheel mouse needs 'type imps2'.


And since gpm produces the repeater output in /dev/gpmdata then your
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file needs /dev/gpmdata instead of /dev/psaux.
This gives you a fully functional mouse both in the console and in X11.

Alternatively you can remove the gpm and just use /dev/psaux for X11.
But then no mouse on the raw screen.  Which may be fine if you never
use it there.


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